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2022 News Features


Indy DC Download: Out of legislative options, Nevada’s congressional Democrats say abortion, other rights now on the ballot

The Nevada Independent, by Humberto Sanchez, May 14, 2022
Of the nation’s 408 federally backed Indian boarding schools, an initial Department of Interior (DOI) investigation report released Wednesday found marked or unmarked burial sites at 53 schools. Tens of thousands may have died systemwide, the report said.
According to the report, three schools were in Nevada. The report is part of a DOI initiative to explore and reveal the sinister history of the boarding school system, created to strip Native children from their families as part of a forced-assimilation policy. …Click to read more.


Sisolak commits to addressing Stewart Indian School’s legacy

Nevada Appeal, May 13, 2022
Gov. Steve Sisolak on Friday commended the federal Interior Department’s efforts to address the legacy of federal Indian boarding schools, including Stewart in Carson City.
He also committed to addressing that legacy at the state level. …Click to read more.


Interior Department report details the brutality of federal Indian boarding schools

Nevada Current, by Shaun Griswold, May 13, 2022
The atrocities committed at boarding schools designed and run by the federal government to eradicate Indigenous people were outlined by the U.S. Interior Department for the first time in a report published Wednesday.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland held back tears as she described the scope of the investigation that identifies 408 federal Indian boarding schools across 37 states that operated between 1819 and 1969. New Mexico had at least 43 of these schools, the third most in the country behind Oklahoma (76) and Arizona (47). Nevada had three schools. …Click to read more.


Indigenous advocates: Feds need to expand Indian boarding school initiative

WXXI News | by Noelle E. C. Evans, May 13, 2022
A few years ago, Michael Galban, the curator at Ganondagan State Historic Site in Victor, did some digging into records and newspaper archives from the turn of the last century.
He wanted to learn more about the Stewart Indian School in Nevada — the Indian boarding school where his grandmother went. …Click to read more.


 U.S. counts Indian boarding school deaths for first time but leaves key questions unanswered 

NBC U.S. news, by Graham Lee Brewer, May 11, 2022
At least 500 Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian children died while attending Indian boarding schools run or supported by the U.S. government, a highly anticipated Interior Department report said Wednesday. The report identified over 400 schools and more than 50 gravesites and said more gravesites would likely be found. …Click to read.


Tulalip woman helped uncover dark history of Indian boarding schools

The Daily Herald, by , May 11, 2022
When she was about 9 years old, Deborah Parker’s grandmother taught her how to hide beneath the dining room table.
Parker, then a tall elementary school student from Tulalip, crouched down beside her grandmother. The tablecloth draped over the edges, acting as a veil from the outside world. …Click to read.


“Tribal Art and Culture from the Great Basin”

Nevada Magazine & Visitors Guide, Summer 2022, p. 59-63.
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The Brutal Past And The Effort To Heal At A Nevada Indian School

Forbes, by Regina Cole,  February 2, 2022
The residential schools established across North American to assimilate and Christianize the children of the native tribes are well-known for the terrible suffering they caused: earlier this month, Pope Francis issued a formal apology on behalf of the Roman Catholic Church to survivors and families impacted by Canadian residential schools. …Click to read more


Silver State, Golden Life: The Ultimate Guide to Carson City’s Museums

Visit Carson City NV- February 2, 2022
Self-recognized as an eco-museum, the Stewart Indian School Cultural Center and Museum was formed as an act of collaboration with alumni of the school to honor the past, present, and future of the people who attended, as well as their families. I cannot recommend a trip to this museum enough. ...Click to read more.